18 July 2011
ITM Power the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that Carillion plc has entered into a one week paid-for Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refueling unit (HFuel). The HFuel unit was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and was launched at the Company’s AGM on 15th September 2010.
Carillion plc is one of the UK's leading support services companies, employing around 50,000 people, and has annual revenue of over £5bn. Carillion has operations across the UK, in Canada and the Middle East.
Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley said: “We are delighted that Carillion plc will be joining our HOST trials and has made the commitment to enter into a paid-for trial in July for us to fit in to our busy schedule of trials. This is a real opportunity for ITM Power to show the benefits of HFuel for producing a clean fuel which demonstrates hydrogen cost "parity with petrol" and contributes to decarbonising transport, improving air quality and eliminating carbon from the fuel supply chain."
Doug Randell, Operations Manager for Carillion Fleet & Plant services, added: “At Carillion we want to offer serious low carbon transport solutions for our clients that also enable Carillion to meet its long term goals for sustainability. We view ITM Power's HFuel technology as playing a potentially important role, and look forward to the commencement of the trial later this month.”